CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1975
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(Studio) Some unemployment benefits not sufficient to keep families going.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Detroit, Michigan) [Unemployed, Mike McDONNELL - says it's real shock to be unemployed and have no resources.] Unemployment offices getting different breed of applicant now that middle class being hit hard by unemployment. [Jerry CHIDESTER - recs. 95% of take home pay he received while working. Family unable to save money now, but family life hasn't changed that much.] [McDONNELL - says he's glad some unemployed friends have unemployment and subpay no matter how short-lived.] More than 1/2 million people drawing unemployment benefits in Michigan. [Employment security commissioner dir. South Martin TAYLOR - says there's no way for man to make it on $5000 per year if he's used to $14,000-$15,000 per year] Michigan officials assured federal funds to be available when state funds run out.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels
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